Designed by Sydney architect, Peter Stutchbury, no home is more ‘of Sydney Harbour’ than the " Hermit House "
It sits on a 2,000+ square metre harbourfront double block in the premier suburb of Vaucluse, just 10 minutes from Sydney’s CBD.
It enjoys the perfect northwest aspect above the blue waters and beach of Hermit Bay, which is accessible through the garden gate.
This is one of the most tightly held enclaves in Australia, because unlike many prestigious harbourfront addresses, it has the ultimate uninterrupted panorama from North Sydney, to the Harbour Bridge, to the Opera House to the CBD.
Using a brilliant fusion of sandstone, copper, glass and indigenous hardwoods such as cedar and spotted gum, he has created a dramatic, open and progressive residence focused on and cascading towards the harbour.
The natural beauty of the site has been captured, harnessed and enhanced with architectural sophistication and innovative technologies; making the home incredibly beautiful, liveable and functional.
The attention to detail with materials and design extends to the landscaping where native plants connect the home to its environment and help protect against extreme weather and temperatures.
Architect Peter Stutchbury and builder Bellevarde Constructions have realised a courageously unprecedented vision in the ultimate location on the world’s greatest harbour.
Featuring a revolutionary combination of Australian materials and leading-edge technologies, every painstaking detail of this brand new home lives and breathes Sydney Harbour and its climate.
Every area, deck and room offers complete privacy and its own unique outlook on the harbour, yet refreshingly this inclusive home also has a focus on communal family living areas.
Eight generous bedrooms, each with en suites, all have their own stunning view, with the master bedroom seemingly floating over the harbour on an entire wing of its own.
There are huge family and dining areas, massive decks, recreation and entertainment rooms and an infinity pool complete with its own change room complex.
It also includes self-contained housekeepers’ quarters and a formal office with its own private entrance, so business can be kept separate from family.
As other homes age, Hermit House's natural materials will endure and evolve – creating an iconic structure that grows more beautiful every year.
Its design and technology will help the environment endure too, by reducing energy use by up to 30% on a comparably sized home – even returning energy to the grid.
Cooled by the sandstone beneath and warmed by the sun above, no home is more sympathetic to its surroundings while using them to save energy.
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